I was born in Romania in 1980 and since I was a child I wanted to become a veterinarian. In 2006 I graduated from the University of Veterinary Medicine but my experience among animals began in 1995 when I started the college for veterinary assistants. I love this job … I can say that it is a passion for me. Apart from work, I like to spend time with family and friends, walk with my dogs, camp, to stay in nature.
BVM BVS MRCVS Veterinary Surgeon
Having wanted to be a farm vet from childhood Alun qualified from the University of Nottingham in 2013. He spent two and a half years in farm animal practice in the Home Counties before taking the plunge and moving ‘oop north’ to join the practice in October 2016. Alun has a keen interest in calf management and heifer rearing, and enjoys helping clients getting their young stock off to a flying start. Alun has an unhealthy obsession with running and all mountain sports, which he enjoys with his collie, Brathay.
After a few years at vet school down south at the University of Surrey, Becca graduated and moved back up north to her roots in Lancashire. Having grown up around the farming industry she has always had a keen interest in farm work and has enjoyed getting stuck in with various projects so far at the practice. Becca spent a number of weeks on placement at LLM during her time at vet school and it’s great to now have her as part of the team. In her spare time she enjoys playing netball as well as hill walking in the Lancashire countryside, especially if there’s a pub lunch as a reward at the end of a long walk!
Bev joined the team in 2010 having previously worked for ARLA foods for 32 years. Having spent 17 years with Arla as a Farm Liaison Officer looking after 350 dairy farmers covering the North West, and herself being married to Andrew a Dairy Farmer Bev joined us with a valuable perspective of farming in the North West. Mother to 3 children Bev spends a lot of her time as an unofficial taxi service between agricultural and sports events but if she does get a few minutes spare outside of that she enjoys gardening and walking.
After graduating from the Royal Veterinary College in July 2020, Carla completed a farm internship in North Yorkshire. She’s returned to her motherland here in Lancashire to further her knowledge and skills in all things farm animal practice! Carla has always been interested in farm work, coming from a farming background. Outside of work, she likes playing hockey, socialising with friends and spending time with her 3 legged Italian Greyhound, Willy Wonky.
Chris joined LLM in January 2017 after working for an agricultural college as a farm foreman for 7 and a half years. Chris lives on a dairy farm and milks 4 mornings per week before he comes to work. In his spare time he enjoys travelling and likes to go camping.
Clitheroe Support Team
Clitheroe Office Coordinator
Dom joined the LLM team in January 2019 with 9 years experience in the veterinary industry and is based in our Clitheroe practice. Although not from a farming stock background, Dom would love to keep some goats of her own one day! Outside of work Dom enjoys spending time with her young family, going for country walks, good food and good company.
Emily joined us in January 2015. Having grown up on her family farm with a mixture of dairy and beef cattle, so has always had an interest in animals. Emily has a degree in Animal Behaviour; Welfare. In her spare time she plays Netball and enjoys horse riding and dog walking.
Originally from Huddersfield, I now live in South Yorkshire working from home as a TB tester. I have a wide range of experience with cattle including milking and working in cattle markets. In my spare time, if you can drag me away from the farm, I enjoy playing Soprano cornet in Meltham and Meltham Mills Brass Band, something I have done since I was 6 years old! Being a lover of good home-cooked food, I will never turn down a Sunday roast with all the family, especially if there are plenty of Yorkshire Puddings! However, farming is where my heart belongs and I love nothing more than working with cattle or sitting on a tractor, which I often find myself doing after I have finished work.
Veterinary Surgeon BVSc MRCVS
Fin graduated from Liverpool in July of 2022 and hails from the phenomenal North Wales. He spent his younger years obviously surrounded by sheep and lads who loved sheep.
Spare time gets filled with CrossFit and when the pains stop, rugby. His favourite colour is green and he has a love of food and good ale. When all the hard work stops Fin loves to jet off to the foreign mountains for a touch of skiing and some non-local ale tasting sessions.
Fin is just trying to find his feet before settling on an area of interest but sheep should be up there. He also spent a lot of time on placement in Cheshire so dairy work is something he is keen on developing his knowledge in.
Hannah, originally from ‘The Wirral’, graduated from the University of Liverpool in 2013 and after almost 10 years of vetting in the sunny South West has decided to return to the North. Hannah has specialised in Farm Animal Practice since graduation enjoying a mixture of beef, sheep, dairy and goat work and is passionate about helping to develop the beef and sheep services at LLM. She has also worked in a high-risk TB area for her whole career and is keen to continue her work for the TB Advisory Service with farmers in Lancashire. She enjoys being outdoors, walking, trail running and eating good food (which is just as well being married to an Italian!). She lives with her husband and their three dogs.
Hannah joined the practice in June 2022 after taking a few years out of work to raise her young family. From an early age, Hannah has been brought up farming and always had a passion for animals. She was a member of Chipping young farmers throughout her childhood. When she’s not doing the football runs she enjoys days out with her 3 children and Ted, her Labrador. She also enjoys spending time with her horse, Penny.
Tea or coffee? Coffee – especially with 3 children!
Hannah moved to Lancashire from Cambridgeshire in March 2018 to live with her partner whose parents farm beef and sheep in Lowgill. Hannah previously worked in a large animal and equine practice but hadn’t seen a dairy cow until she moved up north. She enjoys the hills and scenery in the north and how friendly people are. Hannah has gained experience lambing and milking sheep and has also working for a cattle artificial insemination company. When she’s not working at LLM, Hannah enjoys helping out on the farm, watching rugby, supporting Northampton saints and is a member of Vale O Lune Young Farmers.
Heather joined the LLM team in August 2018 as Practice Manager after spending 5 years working for charitable organisations. Outside of the office, Heather enjoys being outdoors, walking, fishing, camping and spending time with family and friends.
Ian qualified from Glasgow Vet School with a passion for farm animal work. He and Rob founded the practice in 2008. He gained the Diploma in Bovine Reproduction in 2012. His veterinary interests amongst others include fertility, lameness and nutrition.
Katherine joined us in August 2022 after running the family dog boarding and grooming business for 20 years. She has a passion for animals, and alongside judging and showing dogs, she has horses, sheep, cats, ducks and chickens. Katherine has helped out on dairy farms for 7 years and loves cows/calves and their character. Spare time is spent with her son Judd, and helping her partner Ian with his flock of Swaledale sheep.
BA Hons Business Administration & Marketing Senior Support Staff
Kay joined the practice in September 2015 for a new challenge. Kay is the daughter of a dairy farmer and the wife of a sheep farmer. She has an interest in farming and in her spare time enjoys watching football and helping out on the family farm.
Having worked in insurance for 14 years, Lindsay decided she needed a new challenge and joined LLM in October 2017. Lindsay spends the majority of her time at the Clitheroe practice where she is responsible for organising TB tests. Outside of work she enjoys taking her pony to shows and spending time with her two daughters, Millie and Poppy.
Louise’s keen interest in farming and her studies in Business Administration led her to join the team in May 2018. Louise got involved in the farming industry at an early age and would often help out milking before school. Louise is a member and currently club treasurer of her local Young Farmers Club. Louise enjoys running and has recently taken on the three peaks challenge raising money for North West Air ambulance.
Originally from Bury, Lucy moved to the area 10 years ago with her family and joined the LLM team in December 2018. She is the daughter of a dairy farmer and helps out on her family farm. She has a huge love for animals, especially her pygmy goat Jeremey. In her spare time Lucy enjoys going to the gym, socialising with friends and family, baking and going for walks at Lytham St Anne’s.
I’m originally from Poland, born in the capital of the State of Teutonic Order, Malbork. I graduated in 2013 in Olsztyn and have been in the UK since 2015.
I joined LLM as a TB testing OV in December 2018. I love Highland cattle in my sight and Aberdeen Angus on my plate. I’m a dad of twins, I like dark humour, good food, gardening and DIY’s if it goes the way I planned.
Molly Joined us In January 2020. Having grown up on a farm she has always had an interest in farm work and a passion for animals. In her spare time she enjoys walking her dogs Bella and Gem and spending time with the horses.
Where are you from? Wigan
Where is the best place you have ever travelled? America with my Grandparents, when I was 9 years old.
What is your most-used emoji? Typical crying laughing face
I joined the LLM team in January 2023. I have grown up on a beef and sheep farm and I now have my own flock of pedigree Beltex, which I spend a lot of time with at shows and sales. In my spare time, I do a lot of sheep dressing – preparing people’s sheep for shows and sales. On a weekend I normally spend my time with my little boy and partner on walks out exploring.
Give us an interesting fact about yourself – I used to play football for Blackburn Rovers under 16 girls Team.
What was your first ever job? Working in Gisburn Auction Café
Do you have a favourite charity you wish people knew more about? Sepsis charity
Rob qualified from Bristol University in 2006 and then worked in the South West in a strongly farm based mixed practice. In 2008 he and Ian opened the Lancs practice together which has grown year by year since then. His interests in practice include cattle lameness and mastitis, being a seasoned Mastitis Control Plan and Healthy Feet Project provider. He is also strongly motivated to keep bovine TB out of Lancashire having seen the effect of TB in other farm communities. Outside of practice Rob likes to smack tennis balls, mountain bike and ski when he can.